Some programme details

We’ve just added some details about the speakers and titles to our Programme Page. Topics range from wetlands and woodlands, bog bodies, climate change, early medieval agriculture and urban life.

Ellen O’Carroll’s talk is “Wetlands and woodlands – from Littleton to Lisheen” and, staying with wetland archaeology, Isabella Mulhall will talk about bog bodies in a talk titled “Secrets of the bog revealed – the National Museum of Ireland Bog Bodies Research Project.” Gill Plunkett will discuss “Methodological and conceptual advances in understanding climate impacts on past cultures.” Orla-Peach Power will talk about early medieval agriculture (“A bumper harvest: refining the case for early medieval agriculture in Ireland”) and Eileen Reilly will discuss vermin and other aspects of early urban life “‘Of man, rat, flea and microbe’: New understandings of medieval life from urban environmental archaeology.”

We are also looking forward to welcoming two visiting speakers, Gill Campbell (Head of Environmental Studies at Historic England) and Chris Caseldine (Professor of Quaternary Environmental Change at the University of Exeter).

Interested in attending? Register here.

Call for posters

We are seeking abstracts for our open call for posters to be displayed on the day of the conference (19th February 2016).

The closing date for submission of abstracts is Friday the 29th January 2016.

Details about formats and submission are available here.

There will be a prize for the best student poster. We are grateful to the Association for Environmental Archaeology for sponsoring this competition.

EAI conference counts towards CPD for IAI members

EAI are delighted to announce that Dr Eoin Sullivan, the CPD co-ordinator at the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland, has recently confirmed that attendance at the forthcoming EAI conference will be recognised for CPD purposes by the IAI, under its CPD framework. This means that all IAI members attending the conference will be able to count this towards their annual CPD requirements.

You can register today at our Eventbrite page.

Because of the generous sponsorship that we have received from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and sponsorship-in-kind (use of facilities) from the National Botanic Gardens, attendance at the conference is completely free.